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June 18, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Wednesday Memo: We live alone … Shocked, burned at substation … Take our City Light poll

1You should share this with your roommate: Oops, sorry, many of you don’t  have one, according to one study: A lot of Seattle renters live alone — but maybe not for much longer

A man who apparently was trying to steal wire from an electrical substation near Renton early this morning was shocked and burned over 60 percent of his body. As many as 3,000 customers were left without power.

Speaking of Alaska …  A ‘delusional’ Alaska man was restrained with crab pot line by people who saw him jump in the water in Anchorage. Meth and possible bath salts involved.

Seems as though readers can’t get enough of Seattle City Light’s move to hire a firm to blog nice things about the utility and its top employee. Columnist Danny Westneat joins the discourse: City Light spins its PR wheels as publicity ploy backfires. What do you think of City Light hiring of Brand.com, an online reputation-management company, to drown out critical stories in online search results and replace them with happier items? Vote in our poll.

Weather: Partly sunny this afternoon. National Weather Service forecast

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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com


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